We have taken to shopping at Aldi in the last couple of Saturdays, the first in South Melbourne because of tram works, it was too hard to get to and from South Yarra but South Yarra it was this Saturday past. I honestly can't believe how cheap it is and surprisingly, how many Australian made products are available.
If you haven't been before, stand outside the checkouts and watch how things work first. If you are hit the checkout with a lot of shopping and you don't know the system, you will be in for a shock and stress.
That was in the morning.
In the afternoon we took ourselves off to a recording of I Love Green Guide Letters in the supper room of Melbourne Town Hall. The host Steele Saunders did well, with guest broadcasters Kate Langbroeke and Merrick Watts and an American comedian Pete Holmes. It was quite enjoyable, although unbidden R suggested to me that there was a bit too much of the f and c words. We are old!
We then had a drink outside at the Welcome Stranger Hotel and afterwards walked up Market Lane to Little Bourke Street and had a nice meal of Thai food with a bottle of wine. We caught the tram home, well two stops short because of tram works and walked the last bit, no mean feat with a stomach full of food and wine.